And Now The Really Big Coal Plants Begin To Close

By Benjamin Storrow, Eenews.net -

Old, small plants were the early retirees, but several of the biggest U.S. coal burners—and CO2emitters—will be shuttered by year’s end. When the Navajo Generating Station in Arizona shuts down [...]

Western Coal Takes Another Hit as Appeals Court Rules Against Export Terminal

By Phil McKenna, Insideclimatenews.org -

A Washington state appeals court has ruled against a company that wants to build the largest coal export terminal in the country on the Columbia River. The decision could be a fatal blow for a [...]

A Kentucky Power Plant’s Demise Signals A Reckoning For Coal

By James Bruggers, Inside Climate News. -

Louisville, KY—When the six smokestacks of the Cane Run Generating Station came tumbling down in a cloud of dust last weekend as part of a controlled implosion by its utility owner, nearby [...]

TVA Votes To Close 2 Coal Plants, Despite Political Pressure From Trump And Kentucky GOP

By James Bruggers, Insideclimatenews.org -

Brushing aside pleas from coal-friendly politicians, Tennessee Valley Authority's board voted Thursday to retire a 49-year-old coal-fired power plant in Kentucky. President Donald Trump and the [...]

Germany: Fridays For Future

By Conny Dahmen, Socialistworld.net -

“There’s no point in learning for a future that doesn’t exist.” With this motto, more and more young people this year have taken to the streets every week to fight climate change. On January 18, [...]

Coal Saints & A Climate Cop(24)-Out + A Walk To Palestine

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

The climate summit COP24 has just recently ended. Here's a recap of the stranger than fiction realities that framed and dictated this supposed meeting for humanity's future. Next, a look at what [...]

Climate Emissions From Gulf Coast’s New Petrochemical, Oil And Gas Projects Same As 29 New Coal Power Plants

In the last six years, officials in Texas and Louisiana issued permits allowing 74 petrochemical, oil, and gas projects to pump as much climate-warming pollution into the atmosphere as running 29 [...]

Report Projects DOE Coal, Nuclear Bailout Costs Could Top $34 Billion

By Emma Foehringer Merchant, Greentechmedia.com -

Analysis out this week from The Brattle Group estimates the Trump administration’s coal and nuclear support plan could cost between $9.7 billion and $17.2 billion annually. Working off of the [...]

The West Virginia Teachers’ Strike Takes Aim At Coal And Gas

By Sarah Jones, Newrepublic.com -

Earlier in the week, Republican Governor Jim Justice and the unions’ state leads had come up with a compromise bill, HB 4145, that raised teacher pay by 5 percent. But it did not create a [...]

Emails Confirm Coal, Oil, And Gas Extraction Drove Shrinking Of National Monuments

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

Interior Department emails that came to light on Friday confirm that protecting companies' ability to mine oil, gas, and coal was a primary concern as the agency moved to shrink two national [...]

More Coal Capacity Closed In 2018 Than First 3 Years Of Obama Admin

By Emma Foehringer Merchant, Greentechmedia.com -

Last week, the Sierra Club announced the latest U.S. coal plant to close: FirstEnergy’s Pleasants Power Station in West Virginia. It’s No. 268 in a long line of U.S. coal plants that have shut [...]

Industry-Friendly FERC Rejects Perry’s Coal & Nukes Bailout

By Staff, Priceofoil.org -

“Secretary Perry likes to use flash and glitz to cover over imperfections in form. Like the wise judges on Dancing with the Stars, FERC saw through the act. “This was an easy decision to make for [...]

100-Year Capitalist Experiment Keeps Appalachia Poor & Stuck On Coal

By Gwynn Guilford, Qz.com -

The first time Nick Mullins entered Deep Mine 26, a coal mine in southwestern Virginia, the irony hit him hard. Once, his ancestors had owned the coal-seamed cavern that he was now descending [...]

Adani Activists Stop Coal Train Before Being Arrested

By Andrew Backhouse, m.dailymercury.com.au -

ACTIVISTS have halted a train carrying hundreds of tonnes of coal headed for the Abbott Point Coal Terminal. Anti-Adani protest group Front Line Action on Coal reported two activists climbed on [...]

When Companies Deny Climate Science, Their Workers Pay

By Carla Santos Skandier, Otherwords.org -

After decades spreading misinformation about greenhouse gas emissions’ role as a driver of climate change, the deceptive tactics of the fossil fuel industry are slowly beginning to backfire. In [...]